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Hello World cover art

fascinating and what a voice!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-19

if you are craving to audibly feed your inner nerd then welcome to paradise. fascinating investigations beautifully written and explained for the lay person and read by an author whose voice is truly the most gorgeous I have ever heard. forget Jenny Agiter or Emma Thompson, Hannah Fry's voice is something else.
I have loved the Rutherford and Fry Radio show for a while. To have Hannah in my car giving me the nerdiest fact filled overview is everything my inner geek has ever asked for.
thank you. please read more!

Ruby Wax's No-Brainer: It's All in the Mind cover art
  • Ruby Wax's No-Brainer: It's All in the Mind
  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax

Please let her stop interrupting!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-19

Ok. Ruby Wax is funny. She just needs to accept that and stop trying so hard. How her friends / interviewees put up with her constant interupting and sentence finishing though is beyond me.
Its interesting and funny but be warned, Ruby may annoy you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun and Sexy. Roll on Part 3

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-18

I came to Killing Eve from.the TV mini-series and have loved both original books. clearly the TV has cherry-picked from the books but the books are better in my opinion. keeping Eve British works better and the on-going relationship between Eve and V makes more sense in the books.

it's not high literature but it greats for a dull morning commute and is perfectly narrated. Sexy, sensual and littered with bodies and creative assinations it's a perfect escape from a dull drive.

one thing the TV did get right is the actress cast as V she is a perfect fit.

Roll on Part 3!

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The Ultimate 5hr WOTWs mega-mix

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

OK, so Richard Burton's "Few men could have believed..." will never be bettered but get past that and here you have a fantastic 5 hours of Jeff Wayne's score, great narrators and the full story rather than the album's heavily edited version.

If, like me, the original album has been a musical mainstay then you will LOVE this. You would think Jeff would be sick of the tunes by now but no - he comes up with yet another take on the classic.

The stage show may be trying again but stick to this. headphones on, retreat to a quiet corner...switch on...and get blown away in amazing voices, classic seventies synths and the coolest tunes!

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  • Audible Live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018
  • By: Audible Live

When did stand up get so poor?

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-18

If ypu want to listen to bulger women swearing and babbling on about their private parts and how big their latest boyfriend's c*** is then download and enjoy. Otherwise avoid. Totally unfunny. I tried 3 different episodes and gave up....

Stand up needs to take a hard look at itself if this is the best the fringe has. Come back Michael McIntyre all is forgiven...almost...

9 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Blimey what a whinge

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Good accurate accent - that even as a South African grates after a while - but KP really has some serious confidence issues. Exhausting!

initially I felt sympathy for his position. I am sure that as a naturally introverted man surrounded by a dressing room full of cheeses and egos all colliding at speed his life with England was a painful one. But after chapter after chapter of self-pitying whining I really started to lose the plot.

I will focus on his amazing batting not his personality....

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Kettering's Finest is a bit Dull

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

I have enjoyed listening to James Acaster on Radio. I live near Kettering so thought it woudl be fun to hear some stories told by a local lad.
Maybe it's for a younger more easily impressed listener but I found the first 30 minutes of this tedious and dull.
If this is enough to write books about maybe I need to seriously think about becoming a comic....
Basically - nothing really happens...
Stick to Danny Baker!

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A hit and miss bunch

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

My son and I love reading Spike's Silly Poems for kids so I chose this for a car journey. Whilst it is lovely to hear Spike reading these, he is much older for most of the recordings than the cover image would make you think. As such, his voice is not very strong. The choice is also eclectic and we gave up after 30 mins without having heard a single well known one. There is also some swearing - which whilst funny and in context - is not appropriate for an 8yr old.
As such, I returned it - much as I love Spike!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

So, Anyway... cover art

Cheese adds so much to this!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-18

John Cleese reading this adds so much to the book. Fantastic and very funny and very honest. Archive clips of original sketches make a great addition and the obvious affection Cleese feels for the late Graham Chapman is touching.

Only passing references to Fawlty Towers and anything post Python.

Basically worth it for the narration and Daily Mail wanting alone!

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Poignant and Beautifully Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Enjoyed the reading and it's a poignant example of living with Alzheimer's set in an unusual context. I just found it overlong as the reveal is somewhat obvious from around half way.

the logic of Maud's gradual decline and memory loss is half together pretty well and it will make you treat any aging relative with renewed compassion